Gotham has offically recast the role of Poison Ivy (Pamela Pepper) for their upcoming third season. The role will now be played by Maggie Geha. Ivy was originally played by Clare Foley for season one and two of the show.
This casting change will also be changing the role of the character. Instead of being a sidekick to Selina Kyle, Pepper will be newly confident and empowered and connecting with Bruce Wayne.
Geha joins newly added cast member Jamie Chung. Chung is from Once Upon A Time and Big Hero 6 has been cast as Valerie Vale. The former reality star has also appeared in Hangover Part II, Sucker Punch, andPremium Rush. Changing the ethnicity of the character from canon will also provide a dose of diversity for the show and will also provide an interesting change for a character who was historically played by a white actress. She will be a newly hired reporter for theGotham Gazette and she will be trying to uncover the truth behind all the controversy surrounding Hugo Strange’s Indian Hill. She will be driven and willing to do anything to get her scoop, and eventually crossing paths with Jim Gordon. It has also been confirmed that Valerie Vale will be Vicki Vale’s aunt and not Vicki Vale.
Gotham will be returning on Monday, Sept. 19th.
“GOTHAM is an origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”), GOTHAM follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering between good and evil, and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.”
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Source: Gotham Twitter